This year’s BBC Broadcast of Choral Evensong took place on Wednesday 19 May and featured commissioned works by Stevie Wishart, Joanna Marsh and Renāts Cvečkovskis, alongside organ pieces composed by Alan Gibbs.
5:30pm, Thursday 20 May“William Blake Meets Sebastian Forbes”: Sebastian Forbes at 80St Pancras Parish ChurchEsteemed academic and composer Sebastian Forbes celebrates his 80th birthday this week. This special birthday recital programme includes his Four Psalms for soprano and organ, Aedis Christi II, a dramatic and energetic settings of the evening canticles written for Christ Church, Oxford, and one of the composer’s personal favourites, The Lamb, a setting of a text by William Blake.
Friday 21 May
1:15pm, Friday 21 May“The Rose that Bare Jesu”St Pancras Parish ChurchThe Byron Consort of Harrow School performs a programme of Marian-themed repertoire, with music by Philip Moore, Jonathan Lane, Cecilia McDowall, Sean Mcwilliam, Thomas Hyde, Peter Maxwell Davies, Matthew Martin, Grayston Ives, Gabriel Jackson, Philip Stopford, and James MacMillan
7:30pm, Saturday 22 May“Standing as I do before God”: Cecilia McDowall at 70 St Pancras Parish ChurchCecilia McDowall, recent recipient of the Ivor Novello Award, celebrates her 70th birthday this May. This birthday celebration programme performed by the LFCCM’s own Festival Singers includes a selection of Cecilia’s unaccompanied choral works alongside works for chamber choir and instrumental ensemble.
Sunday 23 May
10:00am, Sunday 23 MaySung EucharistSt Martin of Tours, EpsomMusic by Richard Shephard and Felton Rapley
10:00am, Sunday 23 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Anselm Elis McDonnell, Daniele Croce, Tim Ambler, and Douglas Mason
10:15am, Sunday 23 MayHoly CommunionSt John the Baptist, WimbledonMusic by Peter Davis
10:30am, Sunday 23 MayChoral EucharistSt George’s BloomsburyMusic by Kerensa Briggs and Peter Smith
11:00am, Sunday 23 MayChoral EucharistChrist Church, ChelseaMusic by Trevor Weston, Gareth Wilson, Libby Croad, and Milly Atkinson
3:30pm, Sunday 23 MayChoral EvensongThe Chapels Royal, HM Hampton Court PalaceMusic by James MacMillan and Grayston Ives
6:00pm, Sunday 23 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Richard Pantcheff, Sebastian Forbes, Francis Grier, Graham Ross, and Bruno Vlahek
6:30pm, Sunday 23 MayChoral EvensongSt Martin of Tours, EpsomMusic by Herbert Sumsion, Charles Wood, and Will Todd
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